Chiropractic Care and Spinal Stimulators for
Post-Surgical Pain Management – No Adverse Side Effects
In a new report, researchers report on
treatment outcomes of patients who have implanted spinal
stimulators for pain management after back surgery. Patients with these
devices have “failed back surgery syndrome” with continued back pain post
surgically. After being treated with chiropractic spinal
manipulation or mobilization, the patients in
the study reported no adverse side effects. (1) The first rule of being a
physician is “Do no harm”. Spinal manipulation and mobilization meet that rule
in this study’s findings. Vancouver Disc Centers offers Vancouver
chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!
Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly
Chronic neck pain patients seem to walk more stiffly.
Why? Their stride is shorter and their mid-spine doesn’t rotate
as much. Walking like this will affect the
spine well into the future. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers’s
best advice: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Get Vancouver
chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk less stiffly.
Post-Back Surgery or Not, Exercise 150 minutes a Week!
National guidelines suggest that we all
get 150 minutes of exercise a week. How many of us
Vancouver folks do? Just 52%! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery
patients do this. It is shown that
150 minutes prevents more back surgery and helps post-surgical back
pain patients going. They also have
less back pain after surgery. (3)
Physical exercise is so effective. Our
Vancouver chiropractic practice promotes a walk a day to all Vancouver chiropractic patients.
Placebo and Pain Meds for Back and Leg Pain Similar
A meta-analysis, the
highest form of research reporting, shares that NSAIDSeven
though they are one of the most frequently prescribed
drugs for sciatic leg pain offer similar pain relief and overall improvement to
placebo with a higher risk of adverse side-effects. (4) NSAIDs are
reported as effective for spine pain in a different study, but the difference
is not clinically relevant between NSAIDs and placebo.
It further states that there are no simple analgesics that give
clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Vancouver Disc Centers’s
non-drug Vancouver chiropractic care is pain-relieving! Contact Vancouver Disc Centers today
for an appointment.
March may be the month of luck and green-leafed
clovers, but luck may also be defined as being prepared for the
opportunity/issue/problem before us. When it comes to back pain, neck pain, arm
pain and leg pain, Vancouver Disc Centers is. Our Vancouver chiropractic care practice
is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our
Vancouver chiropractic friends and family!
Schedule an appointment today!